Permits are issued by Alberta Transportation to ensure the safety of:

  • motorists travelling the provincial highway
  • workers
  • event attendees or filming participants

Applying for a permit also ensures you are aware of any scheduled construction or maintenance work during your event or filming.

You cannot film on or hold an event by a provincial highway before a permit has been issued to you by Alberta Transportation.

Permits are subject to the:

How to apply

Alberta Transportation will not process:

  • incomplete applications
  • special event applications received less than 30 business days before the event
  • filming applications received less than 10 business days before filming

Step 1. Contact the area’s Alberta Transportation District Office

Ask the district office contact if your event or commercial filming requires a permit.

Step 2. Complete the application form

Ensure you:

  • print your responses
  • provide all of the information requested
  • include as much detail as possible

Step 3. Submit the form to Alberta Transportation

Submit the completed form to the appropriate Alberta Transportation District Office:

  • by email (in PDF format)
  • by fax
  • by mail
  • in person

If your permit is approved, Alberta Transportation assumes no responsibility for whatever may occur during or as a result of the event.


For more information about special event and filming permits:

Athabasca District Office

Phone: 780-675-2624

Main Floor, Jewell Building
3603 53 Street
Athabasca, Alberta  T9S 1A9
Email: transdevelopmentathabasca@gov.ab.ca
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Calgary District Office

Phone: 403-297-6311

2nd Floor, Willowglen Business Park
803 Manning Road NE
Calgary, Alberta  T2E 7M8
Email: transdevelopmentcalgary@gov.ab.ca
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Edson District Office

Phone: 780-723-8250

2nd Floor, Provincial Building
111 54 Street
Edson, Alberta  T7E 1T2
Email: transdevelopmentedson@gov.ab.ca
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Fort McMurray District Office

Phone: 780-743-7376

6th Floor, West Tower
9915 Franklin Avenue
Fort McMurray, Alberta  T9H 2K4
Email: application.permit.fm@gov.ab.ca
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Grande Prairie District Office

Phone: 780-538-5310

1st Floor, Provincial Building
10320 99 Street
Grande Prairie, Alberta  T8V 6J4
Email: transdevelopmentgrandeprairie@gov.ab.ca
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Hanna District Office

Phone: 403-854-5550

2nd Floor, Provincial Building
401 Centre Street
Hanna, Alberta  T0J 1P0
Email: transdevelopmenthanna@gov.ab.ca
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Lethbridge District Office

Phone: 403-381-5426

3rd Floor, Administration Building
909 3 Avenue North
Lethbridge, Alberta  T1H 0H5
Email: transdevelopmentlethbridge@gov.ab.ca
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Peace River District Office

Phone: 780-624-6280

3rd Floor, Provincial Building
Bag 900, Box 29
9621 96 Avenue
Peace River, Alberta  T8S 1T4
Email: transdevelopmentpeaceriver@gov.ab.ca
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Red Deer District Office

Phone: 403-340-5166

4th Floor, Provincial Building
4920 51 Street
Red Deer, Alberta  T4N 6K8
Email: transdevelopmentreddeer@gov.ab.ca
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Stony Plain District Office

Phone: 780-963-5711

4711 44 Avenue
Stony Plain, Alberta  T7Z 1N4
Email: transdevelopmentstonyplain@gov.ab.ca
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Vermilion District Office

Phone: 780-853-8178

2nd Floor, Provincial Building
PO Box 28
4701 52 Street
Vermilion, Alberta  T9X 1J9
Email: transdevelopmentvermilion@gov.ab.ca
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